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December 2023
Hotel Update & Information to Book

On February 8-10, 2023, come together with colleagues at the Marriott Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM to engage with and learn from fellow industry professionals, visit with the organizations who support the association, learn about new products and services, AND get your CEUs!

Conference Hotel: Marriott Albuquerque 
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Book Online Now via the Hotel Website


Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Marriott Albuquerque reservations at 1-800-228-9290. Please ask for rooms in the National Hearing Conservation room block OR you can reserve your room using the links below. These rates are guaranteed through Monday, January 17, 2024.

Due to the demand of the Marriott Albuquerque, they are unable to offer Government Rate Rooms over the dates of the conference. They have provided 3 hotels listed below that may be offering the government rate and are in close proximity to the conference hotel. Please reach out to these hotels first if you need a government rate room.

To Book online with the NHCA Group Rate Click here.

Hotels Nearby:
Homewood Suites
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown
Hyatt Place

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2024 Annual Conference
Early Bird Rates End Soon!

Haven't Registered Yet? 

If you haven't yet registered for the 2024 Annual Conference, now's your chance! Now through December 15th, lock in our lowest registration prices with the early bird discount. Sign up to attend today!

Take advantage of our exclusive Early Bird discounted rates to save $50 on your full conference registration fee! You must register by December 14th to receive this special rate (does not apply to the Student rate).

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Conference Agenda
The committee has worked hard to put together a schedule packed with variety and studies you will not want to miss. This conference will feature world class workshops and CEU sessions, interactive sponsorship time, and networking with leaders in the field. 

Check out the full 2024 Schedule by clicking the button below!
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NHCA November Conference IGNITE! Session Now Available Online
NHCA Members:

The NHCA Fall Ignite Session provided a unique opportunity to gain insights into the latest developments, products, and services offered by our esteemed NHCA Annual Sponsors.  We hope you enjoyed the fast-paced presentations, and the behind-the-scenes look at industry leaders. 

For those who were unable to attend or wish to revisit the session, we have good news! The recording of the NHCA Fall Ignite session is now available for viewing. You can access the recording at your convenience by visiting the NHCA Learning Center, linked below.
Watch the Recording
NHCA Announces Reduced Rate for Retired Members
NHCA greatly values its members and wants them to stay engaged after retiring. As such, this new category will allow those retired members to keep their membership at a greatly reduced rate. The fee will be $100 this year and will be re-assessed in the summer on an annual basis.
Who qualifies? This membership is available to individuals who have been members in good standing for a total of at least 30 years, who are at least 65 years of age at the time of application, and who are retired.
Seeking NHCA Director of Communication
We are seeking a Director of Communication (DOC) to finish out the current term, ending in February 2025. This volunteer will be responsible for working with the Spectrum and e-News editors, providing final approval for the newsletters and other communications, and Website content management. The DOC does not do this alone - this is a team effort and mentoring will be provided! If interested, please contact Elizabeth Masterson at [email protected]. 
Seeking NHCA Scholarship Foundation Director
We are looking for a new member of the NHCA Scholarship Foundation. This volunteer will enlist reviewers and review applications for our Conference, Research, and Tuition Awards, and will work with the NSHCASF team to raise money for these three awards at each year’s conference.  If interested, please contact Marjorie Grantham at [email protected]
NHCA Member Highlighted in Profiles of Safety and Environmental Professionals
Faces of EHS: Cassie Ford on Hearing Loss Prevention. (2023, November 30). EHS Daily Advisor.
Latest NHCA "Listen Up" Column in the Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace (IHW) Magazine  
Every two months, NHCA experts contribute a short article to the IHW Magazine. The latest issue included the NHCA article titled "The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation: A 50 Year Perspective" by J. Andrew Merkley (, November/January issue, page 16).  
Future and past IHW magazine issues can also be viewed at: e-News will alert you the next time one of our NHCA experts contributes an article.  
Recent Hearing Research

Assessing the Usefulness of Mobile Apps for Noise Management in Occupational Health and Safety: Quantitative Measurement and Expert Elicitation Study. Huyan J, Ramkissoon C, Laka M, Gaskin S. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2023 Nov 14;11:e46846. doi: 10.2196/46846. PMID: 37990552

Investigation of critical factors influencing the underestimation of hearing loss predicted by the ISO 1999 predicting model. Li F, Xie HW, Su SB, Zou H, ZHou LF, Xu QL, Wei F, Zhang MB. BMC Public Health. 2023 Nov 13;23(1):2239. PMID: 37957572
Ultrastructure of noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy. Moverman DJ, Liberman LD, Kraemer S, Corfas G, Liberman MC. Sci Rep. 2023 Nov 9;13(1):19456. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-46859-6. PMID: 37945811

Hearing Health Perceptions and Literacy Among Primary Healthcare Providers in the United States: A National Cross-Sectional Survey. Sydlowski SA, Marinelli JP, Lohse CM, Carlson ML; Hearing Health Collaborative. Otol Neurotol. 2022 Sep 1;43(8):894-899. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003616. Epub 2022 Jul 28.

Sound Postcard – The Sound of the Universe

Click the image to listen (links to:

Data sonification from NASA missions provides a new method to experience cosmic objects and events. These data sonification translate information collected by various NASA missions into sound.
This sonification represents the 4-million-solar-mass supermassive black hole at the center of the Galaxy. It is known as Sagittarius A, and it is where the clouds of gas and dust are the brightest.
Sonification Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

Members: Tell Us Your News!
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Who is NHCA?

We are a group of passionate hearing conservationists willing to share their expertise to prevent hearing loss. NHCA members include occupational and clinical audiologists, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, acoustical engineers and technicians, physicians, occupational health and safety professionals, military personnel, university professors, students, researchers and others with an interest in hearing conservation. 

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Learn more about NHCA’s sponsors by accessing profiles, videos, and other helpful links here.

Our Vision: To prevent hearing loss and other auditory disorders due to noise and secondary environmental factors in all sectors of society.

Our Mission: NHCA provides leadership, expertise, and education on hearing loss prevention strategies and services to the broader professional community and empowers and supports members through networking and advocacy.

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- Angela Anderson - Editor

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